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Gail M. Nomura
AAS 250
Seattle Campus

Asian American Oral History

Examines the meanings of trhe lived experience of Asian Americans through an oral history perspective. Uses readings and conducting recorded in-depth interviews to develop insight into the complexity of the lives of diverse Asian Americans and learn the skills and value of oral history research.

Class description

AAS 250 examines the meanings of the lived experience of Asian Americans through an oral history perspective. Through a study of recorded in-depth interviews students will gain insight into the complexity of the history and lives of diverse Asian Americans and they will learn the skills and value of oral history research through conducting their own oral history project and analyzing methodologies useful in working with diverse Asian American communities.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course format will include lectures, guest speakers, media presentations, classroom discussion, individual research, small group work, presentations, and some fieldwork.

Recommended preparation

AAS 101 is recommended but not required.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Gail M. Nomura
Date: 02/07/2014